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January 23, 2020

Maui Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Possession of Stolen Firearms

A Maui man was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms, according to the Justice Department officials.
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May 15, 2019

Search of Ha‘ikū Home Nets Arrest, 1.2 Pounds of Meth Found

Vice Division Narcotics Unit officers executed search warrants on Bronsen Rodrigues, 33, at his residence in Haʻikū. His bail was set at $150,000, cash only.
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April 27, 2019

Police Search Haʻikū Home, Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Benjamin Inciong, 47, of Haʻikū was arrested and charged after police searched the home and recovered crystal methamphetamine...
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April 18, 2019

Meth Recovered in Wailuku Vehicle Search

Lorden Cooper and Jamen Sugahara were charged and bail set at $81,000 each.
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April 05, 2017

Early 2017 Trends: Meth Use Slowing

Tests show that crystal meth is trending down and the use of synthetic urine to mask drug use in tests is trending up.
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December 09, 2016

Investigation: Large Shipment of Illegal Drugs Destined for Kona

Police on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, recovered approximately six pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine from a package intended for the Kona side of Hawaiʻi Island.
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February 29, 2016

Hana Man Arrested for Allegations of Meth Trafficking

On Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at 3:25 p.m., officers from the Hana Patrol district arrested John Christopher NG (35) of Hana following a Grand Jury Indictment
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August 04, 2010

Three people arrested in Hawaii Island meth bust

Big Island police arrested three people during a meth bust early Monday morning.  Puna police recovered 52 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice, approximately $1,800 in cash, and drug paraphernalia including glass pipes, a digital scale and re-sealable plastic bags, during a search of a vehicle on Pahoa Village Road.  30-year-old Joshua Kaahu of Honolulu... Read more »
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July 22, 2010

Volunteer meeting for Hawaii Meth Project July 22, 2010

The Hawaii Meth Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing first-time methamphetamine, or “ice”, use among teens and young adults, is holding a volunteer meeting at Baldwin High School Thursday, July 22, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in Portable 13, located near the lower parking lot by the school gym. Interested volunteers... Read more »
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June 16, 2010

Hawaii increasingly aware of methamphetamine risks

A survey conducted by the Hawaii Meth Project shows significant shifts in attitudes toward meth drug use.  According to the survey, 54% of Hawaii teens and 67% of young adults now see great risk in taking meth once or twice, up 10 points for each group from a year ago.  The Hawaii Meth Project this... Read more »
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February 04, 2010

Maui Teacher Faces Drug Charges

A Maui teacher is free on bail this morning after her arrest on drug charges on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. 47-year-old Cheryl Bisera was charged with various drug related offenses including 3rd degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and promotion of a controlled substance near a school. Maui police executed a... Read more »
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January 06, 2009


A Las Vegas couple was sentenced yesterday on drug charges involving distribution to Hawaii.  31-year-old Benjamin Acuna and 25-year-old Anabel Valenzuela were sentenced to 32 years in prison on meth trafficking and related money laundering offenses.  U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said Acuna and Valenzuela were leaders of a large drug trafficking organization which shipped thousands... Read more »
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